Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Writing Advice According to Dr. Seuss Compiled and Arranged by Diana Flegal

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who'll decide where to go.

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!

Whenever things go a bit sour in a job I'm doing, I always tell myself, 'You can do better than this.'

Step with care and great tact, and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act.

Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.

Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.

Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.

From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.


Jean C. Gordon said...

Love it, Diana.

Wendy L. Macdonald said...

Thank you for making me smile, Diana. You've brought back cozy memories of my dad reading Dr. Suess to me each time a new book arrived in the mail. This was like a hug from him, as 17 years ago today he went to heaven. My kids and I enjoyed Dr. Suess together too, and I'm keeping the books for their children. My youngest brother ended up with most of my old books. But I started a new collection of them the moment I found out I was pregnant with my first child.
Blessings ~ Wendy

Diana Flegal said...

Glad you both smiled, and Wendy, timing is everything isn't it? Hugs

Anonymous said...

Perfect, the only thing missing was a quote from my favorite, Go Dogs Go!


Susanne Bunch said...

Diana, Thank you for sharing this encouragement! I, too, am a Seuss fan. I am a poet who often writes in verse. Several years ago I wrote a similar piece for middle school students who are so influenced by peer pressure.

Uniquely You
You are really quite special,
You are truly unique,
You’re a real one and only
From your head to your feet.

Incomparable, distinctive,
And unparalled,
Only you can be you,
And you do it so well.

So be true to yourself,
Please don’t imitate.
You are uniquely you,
And I think you’re great!

~Susanne Wiggins Bunch~

Marjorie Hill said...

Thank you for the truth in your nonsense, Diana. Love it.

Diana Flegal said...

Your welcome Marjorie. And Susanne, thank you for sharing your fun rhyme. I know those middle grade kids had to have enjoyed that. The wonderful thing about rhymes is they stay with us and come back to mind just when we need them. Like the refrain of a hymn or a line from the Psalms.

Lilly Sanders Ubbens said...

Diana, I'm reading Dr. Seuss daily with my children. It's really fun to see it reinvented here.

Diana Flegal said...

Lilly, How fun for you all! Glad you enjoyed this post.

Sherry Boykin said...

A Dr. Seuss fan--yet ANOTHER thing in common, and ANOTHER reason I love you so much, Diana! He says what he says well, doesn't he???

Diana Flegal said...

Ha Sherry, we are sisters from a different mother :-)Yes, he says well so much, so simply.